I decided to go to Sainsbury's to get some yummy food for the weekend, and whilst I was there I discovered food bags which you can put in the oven!! I was so excited I came home and started to dye straight away! So here is a little journey with pictures of dyeing in the oven!
OK, so I soaked some wool, silk and some soya silk.
Then I layed out the soaked fibres (excess water was squeezed out) on some cling film ready to paint.
Then mixed up some dyes, (I use Gaywool Dyes because you don't have to do any messing about with using acids etc.
Then I painted them on in stripes and brushed the colours so they mixed quite a lot; I mainly used orange and pinks. Here is a picture of the silk painted rovings:
Then I popped them into the oven bags, sealed them with a tie, and put them in at 190 degree's C.
I left them in for about 30 minutes and then took them out let them cool, swilled them out and here is a pictures of the soya silk:
And finally here is a picture of the finished rovings hanging drying in my garden, The left is the soya silk, the middle is the wool (wendsleydale) and the right is the silk.
I am going to spin these up tomorrow!!! Yeah!!